Linda Maxwell

Linda is a former journalist who now enjoys writing about topics she is interested in so she “can keep her mind active and engaged”.

Contributor Since: 12-11-2017

Popular Articles

Key to Aging Well is Long-Term Care Insurance

Aging is an issue which impacts every American family. With longevity comes the health and age-related issues which drain savings and create stress and pressure on loved ones. New proposals give families more options to plan.

04-11-2019
TV Show “This is Us” Tackles Dementia

A popular TV show, “This is Us” is addressing the impact of cognitive decline on a primary character. It reminds us that the consequences of aging impact many American families.

08-25-2020

Latest Articles

Help Older Men to Accept Proper Care

Many people are in denial about declining health and aging. However, older men can be defiant and refuse long-term health care, making it even harder on loved ones.

09-11-2021
Lifespan to Age 130? Research Says It is Coming!

Research says reaching age 130 could be on the way in the future. No question, we are seeing increased longevity now, which is having an impact on retirement planning. Are you and your family prepared for long-term health care?

08-13-2021
Smartphones, Powerlines, and Pacemakers

You want your heart to beat correctly, and for many people, a pacemaker will help you maintain the proper heartbeat. Will your smartphone affect it? That is a big maybe.

06-18-2021
How to Deal with Ageism Today

If you are over 50 or look older, you have heard age jokes - or worse. Ageism is real. The 'ok boomer' attitude makes it harder to navigate today's world.

06-13-2021
Family History of Alzheimer’s May Raise Risk

Many are aware that if you have first-degree relatives with dementia, your risk of dementia increases. Research shows that extended family history can also increase your risk. Planning is essential.

05-28-2021
Osteoporosis - One out of Eight U.S. Adults Affected

You might be at risk for Osteoporosis. Even men can be at risk. It occurs when your bone density decreases, causing broken bones, pain, and disability. Aging happens. Be prepared. Your health, body, and mind change as you get older.

04-9-2021
Start Collecting Family Health History Info Now

We know that understanding medical history is important to more than just your overall health. Learn your family's medical history and share yours with your loved ones. Everyone will benefit with the knowledge.

04-7-2021
Good News – Longevity. Bad News – We are Not Prepared

Even though there is no secret that we are all getting older, too many of us fail to understand they will need help with daily living activities as they get old. People lose not only money but choice, in addition to placing a burden on those they love.

03-29-2021
Cluttered Homes - How to Keep Elderly Parent's Safe

Your older parents probably have clutter - including throw rugs. These things cause falls. Falls are a leading cause of death and long-term health care. Declutter their home and start thinking about your future aging.

03-28-2021
Atrial Fibrillation – Keeping the Beat to Keep You Going

Remember the Sonny and Cher song, “The Beat Goes On?” Lyrics say,” the beat goes on, the beat goes on …” but sometimes that beat is off and that could be atrial fibrillation. A-fib can lead to several health issues including stroke and long-term care.

03-22-2021
The Good Daughter that You Hate

Many American families are in crisis when a parent, due to declining health or age, need long-term health care. The consequences are more than financial. One child must step up, and they wonder why this burden was placed on them

03-21-2021
FTD – Robbing Those Under 60 of Their Very Essence

Often diagnosed as mental illness, this dementia has dramatic consequences on the individual and their family. Frontotemporal dementia targets people ages 40 to 60. Families are not prepared for the costs and burdens that come from this disease.

03-17-2021
Caregiving Often Not a Choice

The implications of being a family caregiver can impact multiple generations. Too often we ignore the financial costs and burdens of aging when planning for retirement. Longevity requires an advance plan for both family and finances.

03-16-2021
Caregivers Facing Mental Health Issues

Family caregivers face tremendous stress and anxiety when forced into the role of being a caregiver. You can avoid placing this burden on those you love by putting a Long-Term Care policy in place before you retire.

03-12-2021
Families Paid Nearly $46 Billion to Nursing Homes

Families are being devastated by long-term care expenses. Out-of-pocket nursing home expenses were nearly $46 Billion in 2019. This does not include assisted living and in-home long-term care costs. Most long-term care services are delivered outside of nursing homes.

03-11-2021
COVID-19 Protection for Older Adults and Caregivers

As more Americans face long-term care challenges the pressure of caregiving often falls on family members. Take actions now to keep everyone safe from COVID-19 infection. Prepare for your own care in the decades ahead now.

03-9-2021
When Elderly Parent Becomes Abusive – What to Do

Being a caregiver for Mom or Dad is hard enough but when they verbally or physically abuse you it makes the role more difficult. You can deal with the situation and plan for your future needs in the years to come.

03-8-2021
Sean Connery's Ordeal with Dementia

You wouldn't think James Bond would ever suffer from dementia. James Bond might not, but the man who played him did. Sean Connery joins a long list of celebrities who lived and died with dementia. Are you ready for the consequences of aging?

11-9-2020
Anger and Being a Caregiver – Common Combination

More American families face the problem of long-term care. Loved ones find themselves in the role of a caregiver. There are many challenges when being a caregiver. You face physical and emotional stress in addition to anger.

10-26-2020
De-Stressing the Role of Caregiver

American, Canadian, and U.K. families are finding themselves dealing with caregiving. The consequences of being a family caregiver impact health, relationships, and finances. De-stress and plan ahead to reduce family burden.

10-3-2020
Long-Term Care Planning is Happening Before Age 60

An industry study of Long-Term Care Insurance sales shows most consumers are purchasing policies at younger ages taking advantage of better health and lower premiums. An LTC policy is a vital part of retirement planning.

09-14-2020
TV Show “This is Us” Tackles Dementia

A popular TV show, “This is Us” is addressing the impact of cognitive decline on a primary character. It reminds us that the consequences of aging impact many American families.

08-25-2020
Osteoporosis – Not Just for Women Anymore

Do you know a man with Osteoporosis? It happens and if not treated in time it can lead to fractures, surgery, long-term care, and death. Osteoporosis is an issue for both men and women.

08-18-2020
Caregivers Virus Concerns, Depression, and Anxiety

We know the difficulties caregivers face taking care of Mom or Dad or other family members. With so many people needing long-term care more families are impacted, but COVID-19 makes it even more complicated. Are you prepared?

07-10-2020
American’s Resolve to Make Positive Change

The COVID-19 virus crisis has made more Americans personalize the future health and aging changes they will face in the decades ahead. Addressing future long-term care is an integral part of the equation.

07-1-2020
Key to Aging Well is Long-Term Care Insurance

Aging is an issue which impacts every American family. With longevity comes the health and age-related issues which drain savings and create stress and pressure on loved ones. New proposals give families more options to plan.

04-11-2019
Barbara Bush's Death Highlights End-Of-Life Care

Many people don't think of end-of-life issues. Hospice, comfort care or palliative care makes it easier on both the person and the family. Barbara Bush's end-of-life decision may bring comfort to other families.

04-11-2019
Taking Away Elder Parent’s Keys

As we get older so do our parents. Paying attention to their driving skills is key to their safety. When do you take the keys away? How can you make aging easier on your family in the future?

04-11-2019
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